Hispanic Heritage Month Activities & Events in San Antonio – Image courtesy: Sydney Rae via Unsplash

If you search Google for National Hispanic Heritage Month, your screen will be filled with streamers of the many Latinx cultures will fill your screen. While it’s known as Hispanic Heritage Month, the term Latinx Heritage Month can also be used for more inclusion.

San Antonio has some of the largest Hispanic heritage in a single city. So of course, there’s plenty of Hispanic Heritage Month activities and events to partake in!


What is National Hispanic Heritage Month?

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a month where histories, cultures, and works of Latino or Latinx heritage are celebrated and recognized. These types of celebration and recognition happen with community events or eating Hispanic foods.


When is Hispanic Heritage Month 2021?

This year National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from 15 September to 15 October 2021. During this period, you can expect Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations locally and nationally.


Hispanic Heritage Month Events and Activities In San Antonio

The following Hispanic Heritage Month activities are spread throughout!

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Bandera Market 

Banera Market

Image courtesy: Bandera Market

If you head out to the Bandera Market, this month’s theme is Hispanic heritage. There will be a variety of vendors from different countries. Celebrate and see what Hispanic artworks look like.
When: Friday, Sept 17 | 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 11625 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250
How much: Free

Outdoor Film Series: West Side Story 

Bring your blankets and snacks for a movie night at the Plaza. This Hispanic twist on the Romeo and Juliet story is presented to you by the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office. Don’t miss out on this classic.
When: Saturday, Sept 18 |7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: 3100 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, TX 78214
How much: Free

Online Poetry Panel Puro Chicanx: Writers of the 21st century

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Flyer

Image courtesy: San Antonio Museum of Art

This poetry panel will feature works recently published in Puro Chicanx. The compilation will explore family, barrio life, and more encounters the Hispanic cultures have come across.
When: Monday, Sept 21 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual
How much: Free

NLC Taste of Hispanic Heritage Culture

Northeast Lakeview College is adding a new event! This is the Taste of Hispanic Heritage Culture, where food trucks and activities will be to allow everyone to learn about Hispanic heritage.
When: Wednesday, Sept 22 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 1201 Kitty Hawk Rd, Universal City, TX 78148
How much: Free

Dueling Tacos in SAPL Virtual Kitchen 

This virtual event will be lead you in making a helping of tacos for lunch. This is perfect if you are a fan of taco Tuesday. After you partake in this event you can make your tacos with some Mexican flare.
When: Thursday, Sept 23 |12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual
How much: Free

The Making of Vaqueros Documentary Screening 


Image courtesy: Mexican Cultural Institutes San Antonio

At the Mexican Cultural Institute, the Briscoe Art Museum will be hosting a screening and conversation about a Vaqueros documentary. This discussion will be on Mexican American and Latino literature as well as other Latinx topics.
When: Thursday, Sept 23 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free

Find Your Roots Genealogy Workshop

Take a drive over the Seguin library – it’s not too far especially if you live on the outskirts of San Antonio. But here you’ll find a genealogy workshop to discover and learn about your Hispanic ancestors! You must register.
When: Thursday, Sept 30 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 313 West Nolte Street, Seguin, TX 78155
How much: Free

Celbrando 30 Años 

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities and Event

Image courtesy: Gudalupe Cultural Arts Center

The Guadalupe Dance Company is turning 30! This event is live and online. The evening will allow you to watch beautiful dancers celebrate their success and evolution.
When: Friday, Oct 1 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: 1418-1312 El Paso St, San Antonio, TX 78207
How much: $30

Raza Cósmica Film Screening and Talk

This virtual event will present a science fiction film that’s an Argentine thriller. Get the popcorn ready! Because after you watch this film, the director will talk about the inner workings of contemporary Latinx culture.
When: Tuesday, Oct 12 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual
How much: Free

Say Sí San Antonio Show Exhibition

While this even falls out of the actual dates of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations due to setbacks, this one is important for the youth. Say S í will be the new home for local artists and a place for Latinx roots to grow. Check out their new home!
When: Wednesday, Oct 20 | 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 1310 S. Brazos, San Antonio, TX 78207
How much: Free


Some of these listed allow you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month online for 2021. Be sure to double-check the details and immerse yourself in the culture!


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